Hands up if you have a second stomach for desserts! Don’t miss out on the best pancakes in Hong Kong.
From eating the best ice-cream, and cakes to Cantonese desserts, we can never have enough sweet treats!. As hardcore foodies, we are always hunting on the best food in town to provide the best recommendations for you all. Here, we’ve gathered a list of the best pancakes in Hong Kong that deserve A+ in both aesthetics and flavours.
Best pancakes in Hong Kong
1. A Happy Pancake
Using premium manuka honey and cultured butter from New Zealand, A Happy Pancake makes some of the fluffiest souffle pancakes in Hong Kong. This popular shop from Japan freshly makes all dishes right after order, ensuring the optimal softness, aroma and temperature for each pancake. From sweet flavours like Uji matcha and chocolate banana to savoury flavours like avocado cheese and bacon scrambled egg, all kinds of items as well as drinks are available at A Happy Pancake.
A Happy Pancake has several locations in Hong Kong
2. No Milkshake No Life
No Milkshake No Life is our to-go restaurant for comfort food in Shek Tong Tsui. Other than their signature grilled cheese sandwiches and milkshakes, their American-style Buttermilk pancakes never fail to impress us. The freshly-made pancakes are served with a gigantic piece of butter that melts in the hot syrup, creating a rich sensation on your palate. For basic toppings like honeycomb, syrup and whipped cream, go for the Classic Buttermilk Pancake ($68). Their Popcorn Bacon Pancakes with Caramelised Banana ($80) are another great option for those looking for a savoury twist.
No Milkshake No Life is also one of our fave dog-friendly restaurants in Hong Kong.
No Milkshake No Life has several locations in Hong Kong
3. Pan de Pain
A Japanese-style cafe, Pan de Pain is famous for its fluffy souffle pancakes. Their pancake flavours include Original, Caramel Apple, Chocolate Dorayaki, Tiramisu and Uji Matcha, just to name a few. Other than pancakes, Pan de Pain also has sandwiches, french toast, savoury pancakes and beverages. End your meal with a cup of fragrant hojicha latte or matcha latte to neutralise the sweetness.
Pan de Pain has several locations in Hong Kong
4. Green Waffle Diner
A health-conscious all-day breakfast place, Green Waffle Diner serves an array of picture-perfect dishes. Loaded with a swirl of Pandan candies, their iconic Pandan Pancakes come with fresh berries, green apple, toffee crumbles, as well as a generous amount of whipped cream. Guests can also opt for their original pancakes and add toppings like smoked salmon and sausages. Bonus: adding a scoop of indulgent Movenpick ice-cream is highly recommended.
Green Waffle Diner is also one of our fave gluten-free restaurants in Hong Kong.
Green Waffle Diner has locations in Central and Causeway Bay
5. Elephant Grounds
We included Elephant Grounds as one of our fave breakfast places for an obvious reason: their mouth-watering buttermilk pancakes. Their classic OG Breakfast Pancakes are served with their homemade caramel butter, hot syrup and a huge whip of cream. The Blueberry Stacks loaded with fresh blueberries and jams is another hot item on their brunch menu. Top your pancakes with Elephant Grounds’ luxurious homemade ice-cream and you are done for the day.
Elephant Grounds has several locations in Hong Kong
If you visit Hysan Place quite often, you’ve probably noticed the huge line outside Flipper’s. This pancake shop is famous for their jiggly souffle pancakes with flavours ranging from Avocado Salmon to Hazelnut Chocolate with Banana, and Green Tea with Red Beans to Bacon & Egg. We love how their smoothies are loaded with whipped cream, and their seasonal menus are often refreshing.
Flipper’s, 6/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2367 2133
7. 3rd Space
Craving a flavourful mochi pancake? Head to the popular breakfast eatery 3rd Space in Sheung Wan. Their pancakes come in various creative flavours like Earl Grey, Peanut Butter Condensed Milk and Black Sesame. Each of them is topped with generous servings of fresh fruits, Hokkaido milk ice-cream and whipped cream. The light sprinkle of muesli further brings out the softness of the pancakes, making 3rd Space’s pancakes unforgettable.
3rd Space, G/F, 16 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 9220 9785
8. The Flying Pan
Let’s agree that buttermilk pancakes are breakfast staples in North America. The cosy American-style brekkie place The Flying Pan serves aromatic pancakes that will fuel your entire day. Flavours include: Oreo Cookies with Chocolate Sauce, Banana Caramel, Bacon & Chopped Pecan as well as Blueberry. Guests can add their preferred toppings like eggs, sausages, Nutella and ice-cream at an additional cost. Wheat-free pancakes are also available for those who are allergic to wheat.
The Flying Pan has two locations in Hong Kong
9. The Coffee Academics
If you can’t live without coffee, you have to try The Coffee Academics’ Espresso Butter on Fluffy Pancake ($98). Topped with sun-dried apricot and pecans, three pieces of aromatic pancakes are served with their homemade espresso butter and espresso syrup, perfectly fusing buttermilk with coffee. To neutralise the sweetness, it would be great to order a cup of long black or flat white.
The Coffee Academics is also one of our fave breakfast places in Hong Kong.
The Coffee Academics has several locations in Hong Kong